JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Perhaps the most anticipated election results were for the race for the Florida State Senate Seat District 4. Aaron Bean won with 58 percent of the vote to Mike Weinstein's 42 percent.
It was expected to be a close race. And with Mike Weinstein's political ties to Jacksonville, many people thought he would walk away a winner. But, no such luck.
Republican Aaron Bean walked away a winner in Tuesday night's primary. That was welcome news to Bean, who says he's been campaigning non-stop to win a spot on the November ballot.
Weinstein conceded around 8:30pm. And moments later, Bean delivered his victory speech to supporters celebrating at the Hyatt. He made it clear, the race isn't over yet.
"We're kind of like the Olympics. We've only won the heat. Now we can advance to the finals, with still a lot of work left to do," said Bean.
He spoke highly of Mr. Weinstein, saying neither candidate intended for the race to get as heated as it did. He says he's taking a couple of days off, and then he'll hit the campaign trail once again.
Bean will face off against Democrat Nancy Soderberg in November.